The Not-Forgotten Empire: Images of Persia in English Renaissance Writing

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Title: The Not-Forgotten Empire: Images of Persia in English Renaissance Writing
Authors: Grogan, Jane
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Date: 2-Sep-2010
Online since: 2016-07-05T16:38:01Z
Abstract: This essay argues that the image of Persia is a familiar, largely positive and particularly compelling one for English Renaissance readers and writers. It surveys the range of sources of information available, and the kinds of uses to which they were put. Challenging the weight of recent scholarship on the Ottomans which presents them writ large as the representatives of the 'East' for English audiences and readers, I hope to show that the distinctiveness of Persia in the English imagination is an important counter-weight to this sense of Eastern difference predicated on conceptions of Ottoman threat.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Journal: Literature Compass
Volume: 7
Issue: 9
Start page: 912
End page: 921
Copyright (published version): 2010 the Author and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Keywords: English literatureEarly modern literaturePersia
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2010.00747.x
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection

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